"A real must."--Morgan Wooten, head coach, DeMatha Catholic High School
"A great addition to any youth basketball coach's library. I know we'll be using these activities in our basketball camps."--Greg Murrell, director, Motion Concepts Sports Camps
So, you've finally settled into your role as coach. Now you're looking for ways to make practices more active and rewarding.
"Great Basketball Drills" includes 125 step-by-step illustrated drills that will keep your players moving, motivated, and most of all, having fun. Coach Garland covers the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting with the "games approach" that enhances team communication and decision-making skills. Other drills focus on improving court movement, defense, rebounding, and screening. You'll even learn a thing or two about coaching style, and how to make "improvement" the goal of team practices rather than winning or losing. Use Garland's Ten Commandments of Practice to improve your players and your team Pinpoint problems with the Troubleshooting Chart Find answers to common problems in the Q&A section Get tips on creating a positive attitude, building team spirit, and getting along with parents Make your practices fun and rewarding Match your drills to age and ability
"Coach Garland has done a great job designing a way for kids to learn basic skills while having fun."--Mike Edge, clinician, Motion Concepts Sports Camps
"Equips coaches with the ability to understand and present skills and movement in a clear and enjoyable manner."--Rob Bailey, recreation supervisor, Harford, Maryland
"Breaks down the basic skills of basketball to a simple plan for learning."--Spike Griffith, youth coach, NorthHarford High School
The newest addition to the highly successful Baffled Parent's Guide Series.
Written by a teacher and basketball coach with more than three decades of experience, "Great Basketball Drills" offers 125 games that will keep practices fresh and kids moving and excited. Here is a fun, engaging alternative to traditional rote drills, with games designed to teach basic skills, sharpen reflexes, and build confidence and decision-making ability. "Great Basketball Drills" is a sure bet to end practice boredom. A fun, original games approach to drilling young players 125 simple, skill-building games that keep kids moving Quick-access troubleshooting chart lets coaches easily match drills to problem areas Endorsed by nationally renowned high school coach Morgan Wooten
About the Author :
Jim Garland has contributed to Great Basketball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide as an author. Greg Murrell played lacrosse for Salisbury University. As a high school lacrosse coach, he has guided his teams to five county championships and a state championship. He is also the current director of Motion Concepts Sports Camps.
Jim Garland has been an elementary physical education teacher for over thirty years. He founded the Motion Masters and Motion Concepts Sports Camps and has coached youth and high school sports. He is the author of two other books in the Baffled Parent's series, "Great Basketball Drills "and "Great Baseball Drills,"
|Title:||Great Basketball Drills: A Baffled Parent's Guide||Publisher:||International Marine Publishing|
|Author:||Jim Garland, Garland Jim|
|No. of Pages:||169|
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